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PolitiFact app now available for iPhone

PolitiFact app now available for iPhone

Is it possible to hold your iPhone or Android near a candidate and have it say, “Pants on Fire”?  Well maybe it is not that sophisticated yet but Politifact now has an APP for your iPhone.  Worth checking out The Truth-O-Meter is now pocket-sized. This week, we’re releasing the PolitiFact app for iPhone and other smartphones and tablets. It’s a mobile version of our Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism that offers several […]

Nancy Pelosi and MoveOn.org posts Debt chart for Obama, Bush, Others – Misleading at Best

Nancy Pelosi and MoveOn.org posts Debt chart for Obama, Bush, Others – Misleading at Best

Politifact rates Pelosi Chart – Pants on Fire! A reader recently pointed us to a post on the website of MoveOn.org, a liberal group. The post features a bar graph titled, “Who Increased the Debt?” that offers figures for the past five presidents: Ronald Reagan: Up 189 percent George H.W. Bush: Up 55 percent Bill Clinton: Up 37 percent George W. Bush: Up 115 percent Barack Obama: Up 16 percent […]

Fact Check: Pelosi says more jobs created in Obama’s first year than eight years of Bush

Fact Check: Pelosi says more jobs created in Obama’s first year than eight years of Bush

Job creation under President George W. Bush was dismal enough that one should not need to lie about it.  Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continues to parade around with this talking point that Obama (Thus her Congress) created more jobs in his first year than Bush did in all eight of his years. From PolitiFact During a May 16, 2011, interview with Bloomberg television, House Minority Leader Nancy […]

Did Obama, Gingrich Flip-Flop on Libya?

Did Obama, Gingrich Flip-Flop on Libya?

United States involvement in establishing a “no-fly” zone over Libya has prompted widespread commentary from politicians and pundits — not all of it consistent. This week, we’ve tested two politicians who are on opposite sides of many issues — President Barack Obama and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — on our Flip-O-Meter. We first looked at whether Obama flip-flopped on a principle for U.S. military interventions that he laid down […]

Obama awards Democrat donor & lobbyist with another no-bid contract

Obama awards Democrat donor & lobbyist with another no-bid contract

Obama, true to form awards another no-bid contract to a supporter.  Politifact ruled his campaign promise as broken when it was uncovered that several no-bid contracts were awarded to lobbyists and supporters. The Obama administration has steered up to $150 million in federal funding for the development and production of an anthrax vaccine to a bio-defense firm with strong Democratic Party ties, Fox News has learned. The move comes in […]

Obama claims Bush administration got 190 terrorism convictions in federal court

Obama claims Bush administration got 190 terrorism convictions in federal court

As the debate rages over whether Guantanamo detainees ought to be tried in federal court, a lot of numbers are flying around that may appear confusing or conflicting. Often, the numbers are attached to one of two positions: You’ve got the Obama administration arguing that many of the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ought to be tried in federal courts on American soil; while Republicans generally argue that the […]